Qingdao Train

Qingdao Railway Station

Qingdao railway station is 330 yards (300 meters) from the coastline, 4.5 miles (7.5 kilometers) from the city center, and 15 miles (24 kilometers) from Qingdao Liuting International Airport. With German Renaissance style buildings, the whole station combines Chinese and Western architectural styles exquisitely. The station currently has the largest underground waiting rooms and the highest level VIP waiting room area. The Qingdao Qianhai Scenic Area is only 110 yards (100 meters) from the station. Although only a limited number of trains go through Qingdao railway station, it has the best service in the whole nation.

Address: No. 2 of Tai'an Road, Shinan District

Around the station, there are several bus stops, and one can easily go to other places in the city. Passengers can also find taxis near the railway station, but need to be careful to not be cheated. There is also a tourist coach station in the southeast of the railway station, where one can get a coach to other cities, such as Rizhao, Yantai, Jinan, Penglai, and Shidao. Nearby there are several shops, hotels and restaurants such as McDonald and Pizza Hut. In front of the railway station, there is a very pleasant garden square with beautiful flowers.

Qingdao Railway Station
Qingdao Railway Station

Facilities and Services

 Ticket Office
The station has 24 ticket windows in two offices. Ticket windows numbers 1 to 14 are in the east ticket office. Windows number 1, 2, and 3 are for picking up tickets that were booked online; number 5 is for ticket refunds; number 6 is for student tickets only; number 11 is an information window and offers platform tickets (platform tickets are for people who are not passengers but who want to go out on the platform to meet someone or to see someone off); number 12 is for Chinese people who lost their second general Chinese ID card to apply for a temporary ID card before boarding. Ticket windows 15 to 24 are in the west ticket office. Number 15 is for picking up tickets booked online and platform tickets; number 20 for air tickets only. You can change your ticket at any window. There are twenty self-service ticket machines in the station. If you lost your ticket, you can report the loss and rebook a ticket at the windows with the sign “Sunlight Homeland.

 Waiting Rooms

There are three waiting rooms in the station; the east, west, and south underground waiting rooms. Which waiting room you should go to depends on which on which train you are taking. The east waiting room is for passengers traveling by D6002, G190, D334, G194, D338, G236, D6016, and D6018. The west waiting room is for G188, G232, D6006, D6008, D6010, D6012, G260, D6014, and D340. The south underground waiting room is for D332, G224, K2018, T162, 8416, D6004, G186, K970, G244, 5026, K1026, K1286, G172, G192, K344, T372, K914, D336, G196, G228, K710, K8252, D342, 1112, G256, 1564, K956, K208, G198, K1054, K702, K1136, 57060, K882, 5022, and K70. Both the east and west entrances lead to all of the waiting rooms. There is a special area for mothers and babies in the south underground waiting room. The area provides children’s entertainment facilities and breastfeeding room. Men in the army have their own special waiting room.

Qngdao Railway Station

 Luggage Storage
There are two luggage storage offices near the east and west entrances respectively. They are self-service and personnel available to help. The price for each piece of luggage is CNY 5 to 20 per day.

 Sunlight Homeland Service:
1. Complaint center: offers complaint service and other services for passengers. If passengers have any problems in the station, they can report it to the staff.
2. There are special services available for passengers with difficulties, such as the disabled and sick. They can fill a form and then enjoy special service in the station.
3. Red Cap Luggage Service: will carry your luggage for a fee.


Timetable and Ticket Booking

The station operates both bullet and ordinary trains to Beijing, Shanghai, Hnagzhou, Guangzhou, Hefei, Tianjin, Changsha, Wuhan etc.

  Major Rail Lines from the station to:


High Speed Train Schedule
(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)

ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
First/ Second Class Seat
Hangzhou East
G284, G284, D2128, D2125...
7 departures from 06:27 to 21:25
6h16m - 12h47mCNY 567/ 226
USD 83/ 33
Guangzhou South
G278, G278, G1552, G1553...
5 departures from 06:02 to 11:05
11h44m - 13h20mCNY 1,469/ 919.5
USD 216/ 135
D2134, D2131, D2916, D2913...
18 departures from 06:33 to 17:06
4h21m - 7h18mCNY 438/ 273
USD 64/ 40
Beijing South
G1064, G202, G1066, G1066...
27 departures from 07:07 to 20:59
2h59m - 9h4mCNY 500/ 161
USD 74/ 24
Hefei South
G244, G1552, G1553, G1553...
5 departures from 08:15 to 13:20
4h52m - 6h29mCNY 517.5/ 324
USD 76/ 48
G1268, G1268, G1208, G1208...
24 departures from 06:00 to 20:59
2h43m - 7h40mCNY 422/ 134
USD 62/ 20
Changsha South
G278, G278, G290, G1552...
8 departures from 06:02 to 11:35
8h48m - 10h40mCNY 1,000/ 626.5
USD 147/ 92
G278, G278, G1998, G1995...
14 departures from 06:02 to 15:53
7h1m - 8h55mCNY 733.5/ 460
USD 108/ 68
C6555, C6557, C6502, C6503...
14 departures from 06:57 to 18:09
1h41m - 2h43mCNY 148/ 93
USD 22/ 14
C6553, C6553, C6555, C6553...
35 departures from 06:45 to 21:41
1h21m - 2h34mCNY 102/ 63
USD 15/ 9
D6002, D6002, G6926, G6926...
177 departures from 05:30 to 22:00
1h24m - 4h16mCNY 179/ 70
USD 26/ 10
 The above schedule is for reference only. For real-time schedule and ticket booking, please click the arrival stations.

Normal Speed Train Timetable
(Last Update on Apr 25, 2023)
ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
Soft/ Hard Sleeper
K1216, K970, Z350, Z272...
12 departures from 10:15 to 19:24
3h1m - 4h21mCNY 158.5/ 107.5
USD 23/ 16
Guangzhou East
Z170 at 14:3329h1mCNY 894.5/ 518.5
USD 132/ 76
Z272, Z272 at 13:43 and 14:0617h10m - 17h33mCNY 527.5/ 343.5
USD 78/ 51
Z272, Z272 at 13:43 and 14:0627h26m - 27h49mCNY 735.5/ 476.5
USD 108/ 70
K882 at 19:2410h54mCNY 337/ 221
USD 50/ 33
 The above schedule is for reference only. For real-time schedule and ticket booking, please click the arrival stations.
See detailed Qingdao Train Schedule


 How to get to the railway station:
By bus: 
1. Take bus No. 2, 2 (tramcar), 5 (tramcar), 8, 25, 26, 202, 217, 220. 223, 301, 303, 304, 305, 307, 311, 312 (Interval), 316, 320, 321, 325, 501, 504, 702, Tunnel 1, Tunnel 3, Tunnel 5, Tunnel 7 and get off at the Railway Station.
2. Take Airport Shuttle Bus Line 2 and get off at Zhan Qiao.
3. Take bus No. 305and 325 and get off at Shan Xi'an Lu (Shanxian Road).
4. Take bus No. 8, 223, 303, and 307 and get off at Huo Che Zhan Xi Guang Chang (the west square of the railway station).
By taxi: 
1. It takes 30 minutes and costs CNY 60 from Qingdao North Railway Station.
2. It takes 50 minutes and costs CNY 100 from Qingdao Liuting International Airport.

 How to get to famous tourist sites:
1. To Zhan Bridge (Zhanqiao): 
It’s a very short distance so one can just walk to there.
2. To Qingdao Number One Bathing Beach
Take bus No. 26, 223, 316, 304, 311, 312, 312(Interval), 321 or 501 and get off at Bathing Beach Station.
3. To Mt. Laoshan:
Take bus No. 321 and get off at Laoshan Cultural Center Station.

 How to get to Liuting International Airport:
1. Take Airport Shuttle Bus Line 2 at the south square of the railway station.
2. Take bus No. 305 and get off at Qingdao Liuting International Airport Station.

- Last updated on Apr. 25, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Qingdao Railway Station
Asked by Winnie from AUSTRA | Jun. 04, 2020 18:59Reply
Which station is closer to Zhan Qiao?
I checked your website and it says Zhan Bridge was interesting. I would like to visit there and I’m searching schedule on your website.
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Jun. 07, 2020 18:36

Qingdao station is very closed to the Zhan Bridge, it is just a walking distance between the two! When you exit from the station, the sea is just opposite to the station, you can see the bridge if you can see the sea. If you arrive at Qingdao North station, then the subway line 3 can take you there.
Asked by DUONGTHIHUYEN | Oct. 06, 2019 06:12Reply
the way that is from Qingdao to nanning
I take the normal train from Qingdao to Nanning. I want to ask whether I have to tranfer train or go directly? Howfar is it from ocean university of china to train station?
Answers (5)
Answered by Jennifer from USA | Oct. 08, 2019 19:15

If you meant K1136, you do not need to transfer trains, it goes directly to Nanning. Not sure which campus are you staying at, but K1136 departs from this Qingdao main station.
Answered by DUONGTHIHUYEN | Oct. 14, 2019 03:04

my address is 松岭路238 号中国海洋大学崂山校区宿舍北区. so howfar is it from my location to the train station?
Answered by Jennifer | Oct. 14, 2019 17:49

about 24km. Except taxi, you can use metro service too but need a few transfer on the way: Line 11 first to Miaoling road and then change to line 2 to Wusi Square. Finally change to line 3 there to reach the railway station. It will take you one hour on the way.
Answered by DUONGTHIHUYEN | Oct. 19, 2019 02:35

Thank you so much for your significant information. I want to station that is closed to border between Vietnam and China to go to Vietnam. Can I go straight to that station (I don'n know name of that station) instead of stopping at Nanning station and I have to tranfer afterthat?
Answered by Orion | Oct. 22, 2019 01:27

From Nanning, there is an international train to Hanoi. Or you can take a train from Qingdao to Jinan firstly, then from Jinan to Kunming, finally from Kunming to Hekou North. Hekou North is near Lao Cai.
Asked by Healy from CANADA | Jul. 30, 2019 04:51Reply
Final train of line 3 from Qingdao Station to Wusi Square
We will reach the station around 11pm, is line 3 still in service at that time?
Answers (1)
Answered by Dillon from MEXICO | Jul. 30, 2019 19:09

I think line 3 ends at 10:40pm there, you will not be able to catch it if arrived at 11pm. But you can still use taxi or bus No. 316 to Shizhengfu which is not far from Wusi Square.
Asked by Sanjiv Paudel from NEPAL | May. 25, 2019 11:14Reply
Qingdao Railway or Qingdao North Railway ? CONFUSED!
I am confused whether it is Qingdao Railway station or Qingdao North Railway station. Will that be mentioned in the ticket once it is confirmed ? I need the station name to book my hotel so.

Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Branislav from SERBIA | May. 25, 2019 20:29

It will be mentioned on the ticket. It will be either "Qingdao" (downtown station) or "Qingdaobei" (Qingdao North). You can't miss.
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